Procedure for Programming Lincoln Keys
The engine immobilizer is an anti-theft system that employs a keyfob with a digital code stored on it. When the keyfob comes into contact with the vehicle’s electronic management system or is inserted into the ignition switch, it transmits this “password” to it. If the user has the correct keyfob, the engine will start up.
The engine immobilizer is a safe method of discouraging thieves from stealing your car through hotwiring or traditional methods such as hammering the ignition with a screwdriver to force it to start. It’s like an extra layer of security on top of your car’s alarm.
St. George Evans and Edward Birkenbuel invented and patented the electric immobiliser/alarm system in 1919. When the ignition switch was turned on, current from the battery (or magneto) went to the spark plugs, allowing the engine to start or immobilizing the vehicle and sounding the horn. Each time the car was driven, the system settings could be changed. Modern immobiliser systems are automatic, which means the owner does not have to remember to turn it on.
Since January 1, 1998, all new cars sold in Germany have been required to have immobilizers, as have all new cars sold in the United Kingdom since October 1, 1998, in Finland since 1998, in Australia since 2001, and in Canada since 2007. Early models used a static code in the ignition key (or key fob) that was recognized by an RFID loop around the lock barrel and checked for a match against the vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU). If the code is not recognized, the ECU will prevent fuel from flowing and ignition from taking place. Later models employ rolling codes or advanced cryptography to prevent code copying from the key or ECU.
Every LINCOLN car comes with a simple process for programming the car’s immobilizer keys. The LINCOLN car models are shown below:
- Lincoln Navigator
- Lincoln Town Car
- Lincoln Mark LT
- Lincoln Aviator
- Lincoln Mark LT
- Lincoln MKZ
- Lincoln MKS
- Lincoln Zephyr
- Lincoln MKT
- Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln (formerly Lincoln Motor Company) is the luxury vehicle division of the American automaker Ford. Lincoln was marketed as one of the top luxury vehicle brands in the United States, competing directly with its General Motors counterpart Cadillac. With the 1940 Lincoln Continental, the division helped to establish the personal luxury car segment.
Henry M. Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917 and named it after Abraham Lincoln. In February 1922, the company was purchased by Ford, which remains its parent company to this day. Following World War II, Ford established the Lincoln-Mercury Division, combining Lincoln with its mid-range Mercury brand; the partnership lasted until Mercury’s closure in 2010. Lincoln reverted to its original name, Lincoln Motor Company, at the end of 2012. Following the divestiture of Premier Automotive Group (Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, and Volvo) and the closure of Mercury, Lincoln is Ford Motor Company’s sole luxury nameplate.
Continental was founded as a separate division above Lincoln and was integrated into Lincoln in 1959. The Continental-branded Mark series was marketed through Lincoln in 1969, and the Lincoln name was adopted in 1986. The Lincoln four-point star emblem is based on a badge first seen on the 1956 Continental Mark II; the current version debuted in 1980.
Lincoln’s current product lineup consists of luxury crossovers and sport-utility vehicles. Throughout its history, Lincoln has also produced vehicles for limousine and livery use, with several examples serving as official state limousines for US Presidents.
Lincoln sold 188,383 vehicles worldwide in 2017. Lincoln vehicles are officially sold outside of North America in the Middle East (except in Iran and Syria), China (except in Hong Kong and Macau), and South Korea.